Robocop (Blu-ray SteelBook) (Arrow Video) [UK]

Added to Calendar: 11-25-19

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Release date: November 25, 2019
Purchase links: Arrow Films - Zavvi - Amazon UK - HMV
Price: £25.00 (Arrow Films) - £24.10 (Amazon) - £24.99 (Zavvi - HMV)

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STEELBOOK CONTENTS

  • 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven
  • Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film on two High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ discs
  • Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound option on both cuts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts
  • Limited edition collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth
DISC ONE – DIRECTOR’S CUT

  • Archive commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for the Theatrical Cut and re-edited in 2014 for the Director’s Cut)
  • New commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon
  • New commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen
  • The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop, a newly filmed interview with co-writer Michael Miner
  • RoboTalk, a newly filmed conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle) and Nick McCarthy (director of Orion Pictures’ The Prodigy)
  • Truth of Character, a newly filmed interview with star Nancy Allen on her role as Lewis
  • Casting Old Detroit, a newly filmed interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film’s ensemble cast was assembled
  • Connecting the Shots, a newly filmed interview with second unit director and frequent Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt
  • Composing RoboCop, a new tribute to composer Basil Poledouris featuring film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson
  • RoboProps, a newly filmed tour of super-fan Julien Dumont’s collection of original props and memorabilia
  • 2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, a panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Davison, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett
  • RoboCop: Creating a Legend, Villains of Old Detroit and Special Effects: Then & Now, three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg
  • Four deleted scenes
  • The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett
  • Director’s Cut Production Footage, raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes
  • Two theatrical trailers and three TV spots
  • Extensive image galleries
DISC TWO – THEATRICAL CUT

  • Archive commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for Theatrical version of the film)
  • Two Isolated Score tracks (Composer’s Original Mix and Final Theatrical Mix) in lossless stereo
  • Edited-for-television version of the film, featuring alternate dubs, takes and edits of several scenes (95 mins, SD only)
  • Split screen comparison of Theatrical and Director’s Cuts
  • Robocop: Edited For Television, a compilation of alternate scenes from two edited-for-television versions, newly transferred in HD from recently-unearthed 35mm elements
 
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Mar 25, 2014
968
Essex, UK
Received both the steelbook and limited editions from Arrow direct yesterday, i wanted the steelbook but also the epanded booklet, I was well and truely played :rofl:

Both great sets though, and Robocop with the originaal poster art on a steelbook was a must of course, nice to see some gloss on an Arrow steelbook too, pretty rare occurance (I like the Arrow matte steelbooks anyway)
 
Jun 13, 2013
1,773
Got a dent (on the rear) under the info sheet (which shows no damage) and the booklet inside the steel is torn.

Pretty poor quality checking from Arrow in this particular instance.
 
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Jul 20, 2016
5,057
Canada
There isn't any quality checking. SteelBooks are made and shipped. Nobody is going to take the time to inspect 4000 or 10000 or whatever number copies of a SteelBook are made of each title. It's a low cost item.

Let the buyer decide what is or isn't damaged. Many buyers decide to keep flawed steelbooks that include scratches, paint chips and dents. Including some members here even when it comes to premium editions.
 
There isn't any quality checking. SteelBooks are made and shipped. Nobody is going to take the time to inspect 4000 or 10000 or whatever number copies of a SteelBook are made of each title. It's a low cost item.

Let the buyer decide what is or isn't damaged. Many buyers decide to keep flawed steelbooks that include scratches, paint chips and dents. Including some members here even when it comes to premium editions.
There are quality checks on the steels but it’s more like spot checking. Also greater checking at beginning. But overall right about lil things like dings etc as can happen after leaves factory etc.

Spine slashes do not happen when made instead when making to 2nd or 3rd location. Known by whether the slash is under the shrink wrap or through it.

things like discs and booklets etc are put in at replicator level.

like how some say “assembled In Mexico” etc